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Living in the UK, if you are thinking about visiting a European theme park, then I am guessing the first place that springs to mind is Disneyland Paris? Or maybe Port Aventura located just outside the popular Spanish resort of Salou? Both great destinations and theme parks, but have you ever seen any advertising and package holidays for the German theme park Europa Park advertised anywhere? Unlikely. There are a few specialist… Read More

So here we are, back at Universal Orlando Resort. Part One covered the resort hotels and CityWalk but the chances are if you are in Florida and visiting Universal, you are there for the rides? Is that right? Yep, thought so. In that case, lets have a look at those parks in a little bit of detail. Universal Studios Florida Universal Studios opened its gates to the public in 1990 – a… Read More

October. What a great time of the year. Summer has been and gone. The nights are drawing in. The weather is getting cooler. But most importantly it’s almost Halloween, which means that theme parks and attractions across the land are opening their doors in the evenings to scare people witless at their scare events. There has been a growing trend over the years where scare attractions seem to be popping up here,… Read More

I have a confession to make. I am a theme park geek. There was a time I would visit theme parks a couple of times a month, sometimes more. I would happily take a flight to ride the newest roller coaster. I would plan US road trips around visiting different theme parks. I could tell you about the manufacturers of all of the rides. Really geeky! Life seems to have gotten in… Read More